Comparisons to Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs, Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and True Detectives have all been made. It’s seen praise and left readers wondering why it’s not on a bestseller list. But truly, BAD PEOPLE, the first book in the Tom Nolan series, was nothing more than an experiment. I don’t enjoy the thriller genre. I don’t read thrillers. So why did I write one? To see if I could. Bad People came out a year ago almost to the day (the 17th is its official birthday) and since then I’ve seen the book become more popular than I ever expected. This is both flattering and a concern. The concern is that now people want more, and when you truly had no long term plan set out, you begin to worry. Fortunately, the kind words tendered to me over these past twelve months provided enough confidence to push me forward into writing a sequel, LABYRINTH OF THE DOLLS, which was released last September. And, there’s enough momentum left that I’ve began a third book.
To celebrate the one year anniversary, Bad People will be free on Kindle for a limited time. So if you’ve not read it yet, and want to see what all the fuss is about, or perhaps wish to make comparisons to the works of Karen Slaughter and Lee Childs, then please pick up a copy before it goes full price again.
It may not be your cup of tea. It may be too dark, too gruesome, but whatever your verdict, know I’m grateful for the time you give the book, time that is never taken for granted by this humble writer.